Marion Carson was born in Ayrshire, and lives in Glasgow with her husband, Douglas. She worked as a psychiatric nurse for several years, before gaining a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Glasgow. She is an ordained Baptist chaplain, and is Secretary of the European Baptist Federation Anti-trafficking Network. She was previously Lecturer in New Testament and Pastoral Care at International Christian College, Glasgow. Her research interest is in the use of the Bible in pastoral practice, especially in the areas of mental health and pastoral care.
Brodie lives in the South Side of Glasgow with his wife and three sons. He worked for a number of years in the construction industry before studying theology at International Christian College (ICC). After graduating from ICC Brodie took up the role of Youth Pastor at Queens Park Baptist Church. In 2007 he returned to full time study completing a MTh in Theological Ethics and then a PhD in Political Theology at the University of Edinburgh. Away from theology and church life he enjoys watching rugby and coaches a youth team at his local rugby club.
David and his wife Jeanette were missionaries in Japan with OMF International, working with students. Their three children were all made in Japan. After their return David taught mission studies for some years at the old ICC. While there, he became increasingly aware that cultural changes meant that Scotland was becoming in effect a cross-cultural missional challenge for Christians, and realised that the church in Scotland was going to have to learn how to apply mission principles to engage with a post-Christian society. He now pastors a small church in Glasgow near Hogganfield Loch, seeking to put into practice what he has been teaching for the last 18 years. To relax he listens to reasonably obscure rock music and is always just about to take up jogging.
Julie is the Assistant Pastor for English Ministry at Glasgow Chinese Christian Church (GCCC). Prior to taking up her current post she was a member of staff at International Christian College for 8 years, working in communications and admin, as well as doing some teaching in theology (especially Christianity and culture and systematic theology). She has been involved in other ministries including university chaplaincy with international students, developing ten10 with Mission Scotland (a project which helped young adults live out their faith in everyday life) and working with Tearfund on the Make Poverty History campaign. Julie is facinated by the relationship between Christianity and culture and completed her PhD with International Christian College/University of Aberdeen proposing a positive relationship between church an culture which is both distinct and involved.
She will have a go at almost anything creative, and enjoys drawing and painting (using various media), tapestry, patchwork, collage work, photography and dressmaking. Last year she taught herself to crochet – it’s not just for grannies anymore – and in 2016 is completing a ‘square a day mood blanket’, it should be finished sometime in the middle of 2017.